See the best photos from Scarborough's Shrove Tuesday Skipping and Pancake racing

For over 100 years, skipping on the seafront and pancake racing have been firmly marked on the calendar on Shrove Tuesday.

Wednesday, 6th March 2019, 9:05 am
Updated Wednesday, 6th March 2019, 9:08 am
Skipping on the Foreshore

Take a look back at this year's event, with some of the best pictures from the Scarborough News photographer Richard Ponter.

Snow White proves unbeatable in the Pancake Races. Picture: Richard Ponter
Scarborough Town Crier David Birdsall and Mayor Joe Plant announcing the Skipping Day. Picture: Richard Ponter
St. Catherine's Hospice outflip the opposition
Millie Mitchell, Kyna Nesbitt and Lily Richards have fun
Inventive outfits entertain the crowd. Picture: Richard Ponter
Eleanor and Loretta Nolan challenge Dad Ben to a 'skip off'. Picture: Richard Ponter
Wilko's challenging the obstacles. Picture: Richard Ponter
Having fun on the seafront. Picture: Richard Ponter
The crowd enjoying the Pancake Races. Picture: Richard Ponter
Having a great day. Picture: Richard Ponter
Boyes Chris Golder shows off his Baywatch pancake skills. Picture: Richard Ponter
Riley Scott and Ollie Hope have fun. Picture: Richard Ponter
Susan Stephenson from St Catherines Hospice braves the rain during the big race. Picture: Richard Ponter
Scarborough Sea Cadets encourage Megan Firman as she captures the flying pancake at Sea Cadets HQ. Picture: Richard Ponter
CPH get an early lead on their opponents - only to find difficulties in picking pancakes up while dressed as a house later on! Picture: Richard Ponter
Olivia Leather enjoying the day. Picture: Richard Ponter